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TrueFan

June 28, 2014 4:25 PM

MotoGP » Marquez credits 'calm' team for Assen win


Marquez demonstrateed his class and maturity today. Everyone had the same opportunity. Those mixed conditions present risks and opportunities. Marquez demonstrated the capacity to assess the conditions with a clear mind, and make the right tactical decisions. No doubt, having a team with their collective heads in the right places helps enormously, but in the end, he decided his tyre strategy, and he decided his race strategy. He got them both right. He also rode pretty well...Props to Marquez.

TrueFan

June 28, 2014 3:05 PM

MotoGP » Marquez masters elements to match Ago at Assen


That was a masterful performance by Marquez. You can't put that down to simple "the bike". He judged the conditions, rode within his limits, recovered from a slight error, judged the tyre tactics, and rode a brilliant race. Compare that to the so-called GOAT, who demonstrated in the practise sessions that he had really good race pace, and could have at least challenged Marquez. However, he screwed up qualifying, and then was in two minds on tyre choice for the race. This is the first race where he may have missed the cool head of JB to help with such choice. As you would expect for someone of Rossi's talent, he rode a brilliant race after those errors, to finish a creditable 5th. Marquez though, was simply brilliant. Dovi was the only rider good enough to take the fight to MM, and on inferior machinery.

TrueFan

June 28, 2014 3:17 PM

MotoGP » Rate the 2014 Dutch MotoGP!


Codger: Minus 468. 250 of that is for the idiotic Quallifying
It's the same for everyone. Marquez covered his bets in qualifying, and in his tyre choice. So did Dovi. Unsurprisingly, both of them made it to the front of the race, and that was the race. Everyone else had the same opportunity, but didn't make the right decisions. I enjoyed the race, because the tactics were as important as the riding. Props to Marquez. It wasn't down to technilogical superiority. It wasn't down to electronics. That was tactics. VR missed JB today. First time this year.

TrueFan

June 28, 2014 3:27 PM

MotoGP » Marquez masters elements to match Ago at Assen


pogo: Truefan, Rossi actually made the right choice of tire to begin with, ... Admitedly he did then make a mistake with the gamble on slicks, ...
And therein lies the problem. "he then made a mistake". A couple of days ago, I actually believed Rossi could win this race. The reason that he didn't was down to his choices, and his confuusion.The "rule change" didn't force him to make a mistake with his tyre choice... It was a gutsy ride to recover to 5th, but that effort pales in comparison to Marquez today. Marquez's performance - big respect. VR - Meh...mixed...great ride, bad decision making.

TrueFan

June 28, 2014 2:48 PM

MotoGP » Assen MotoGP - Race Results


Rowdy75:
Brain:
Neal: Rossi 5th... If Rossi ... on slick ... would have won the race by 10 seconds.
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Not quite, as I said Broc started on slicks, and by the time most had swapped bikes he was up in to fourth or there abouts, but was then caught by people on slicks, whereas Rossi wouldn't have been.
Maybe he should have had the courage of his own convictions. He was in two minds, and changed back to wets after crossing it up on the outlap on slicks. His result was due to him. It was a great recovery ride, which proves he had the pace. In difficult conditions, brilliant decision making is as important as brilliant riding. Marquez did both.

TrueFan

June 28, 2014 2:29 PM

MotoGP » Assen MotoGP - Race Results


shamarone: a friggin' lotto for sure, but still the foregone conclusion with no Ross or Jay featuring. how do you guys feel about that...? discuss.
Simple S1. I was hoping Rossi would win this one. (Check my recent posts). He qualified poorly again, and, as a result, rolled the dice on tyres before realizing and swapping back to start in pit lane. That was entirely his choice. Yes, great recovery ride, but at that point he had nothing to lose. Lorenzo wasn't riding in the wet. He was all at sea. OTOH, Marquez...tactically brilliant. One off track excursion, but otherwise faultless. Very mature performance this weekend in difficult conditions. Dovi rode like a man possessed, but in the end finished an exceptionally strong second. Rain is grid leveller, which Broc Parkes proved. Conclusion? Marquez. Never mind his "charisma". Just look at his performance. Brilliant. Tere really is no other word. It wasn't electronics. It wasn't simply bike superiority. That w


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